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You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing.

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love
The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.
... focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bent arm for a pillow -- I have still joy in the midst of all these things.
Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!
If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.
Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.
Enjoy yourself -- it's later than you think.
Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it.
The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.
Joy runs deeper than despair
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked
I sometimes wander whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.
One can endure sorrow alone, but it takes two to be glad.
I have no greater joy then to hear that my children walk in truth. [John 4]
A person will be called to account on Judgment Day for every permissible thing he might have enjoyed but did not.
Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.
To love what you do and feel that it matters -- how could anything be more fun?
Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity.
He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy.
Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance toward the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point. Climb slowly, steadily, enjoying each passing moment; and the view from the summit will serve as a fitting climax for the journey.
You can't let one bad moment spoil a bunch of good ones.
Learn not only to find what you like, learn to like what you find.
If you don't like what you're doing, then don't do it.
The end of life is life. Life is action, the use of one's powers. And to use them to their height is our joy of duty.
The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it.
Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity.
Joy is the feeling of grinning on the inside.
He who binds to himself a joy doth the winged life destroy. But he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in Eternity's sunrise.
Nobody can be successful if he doesn't love his work, love his job.
I'm a firm believer that in the theory that people only do their best at things they truly enjoy. It is difficult to excel at something you don't enjoy.
It is what we do easily and what we like to do that we do well.
The ultimate goal of a more effective and efficient life is to provide you with enough time to enjoy some of it.
Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth --look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment.
Like what you do, if you don't like it, do something else.
He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most. God will take care that we do not enjoy it any more than is good for us.
If a man who enjoys a lesser happiness beholds a greater one, let him leave aside the lesser to gain the greater.
Enjoy the journey, enjoy ever moment, and quit worrying about winning and losing.
There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labor. [Ecclesiastes 2:24]
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows as light as its foam.
We French found it and called it joie de vivre -- the joy of living.
Joys are our wings, sorrows our spurs.
Joys divided are increased.
We ask God to forgive us for our evil thoughts and evil temper, but rarely, if ever ask Him to forgive us for our sadness.
When you were born, you cried and everybody else was happy. The only question that matters is this: When you die, will YOU be happy when everybody else is crying?
Oh the wild joys of living! The leaping from rock to rock ... the cool silver shock of the plunge in a pool's living waters.
If you've enjoyed a little and endured a lot, you've really done pretty well.
Doing is the great thing, for if people resolutely do what is right, they come in time to like doing it.
You have not found your place until all your faculties are roused, and your whole nature consents and approves of the work you are doing.
Nothing is interesting if you are not interested.
People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.
Don't complain because you don't have. Enjoy what you've got.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
Our Creator would never have made such lovely days, and have given us the deep hearts to enjoy them, above and beyond all thought, unless we were meant to be immortal.
The more you love what you are doing, the more successful it will be for you.
Where a man can live, he can also live well.
Joy, has no cost.
Joy is a subtle elf; I think one's happiest when he forgets himself.
Joy is free, unrestrained passion
For one mother, joy is the quiet pleasure found in gently rubbing shampoo into her young child's hair. For another woman it's taking a long walk alone, while for yet another it's reviling in a much -- anticipated vacation.
What joy can the years bring half so sweet as the unhappiness they've taken away?
The surest mark of a Christian is not faith, or even love, but joy.
The joy in life is to be used for a purpose. I want to be used up when I die.
The joy is that we can take back our bodies, reclaim our health, and restore ourselves to balance. We can take power over what and how we eat. We can rejuvenate and recharge ourselves, bringing healing to the wounds we carry inside us, and bringing to fuller life the wonderful person that each of us can be.
One joy scatters a hundred grieves.
The joys we expect are not so bright, nor the troubles so dark as we fancy they will be.
Joy has this in common with pain, that it robs people of reason.
Happy is the person who not only sings, but feels God's eye is on the sparrow, and knows He watches over me. To be simply ensconced in God is true joy.
The primary joy of life is acceptance, approval, the sense of appreciation and companionship of our human comrades. Many men do not understand that the need for fellowship is really as deep as the need for food, and so they go through life accepting many substitutes for genuine, warm, simple.
Unexplained joy is always so keen that... it seems to hold enough to reconcile one to the inevitable.
Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue.
All human joys are swift of wing, For heaven doth so allot it; That when you get an easy thing, You find you haven't got it.
For present joys are more to flesh and blood than a dull prospect of a distant good.
Tis so much joy! 'Tis so much joy! If I should fail, what poverty! And yet, as poor as I Have ventured all upon a throw; Have gained! Yes! Hesitated so this side the victory!
Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life.
Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.
I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! [Philippians 4:4]
In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.
My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate -- that's my philosophy.
If you don't get a kick out of the job you're doing you'd better hunt for another one.
I asked God for all things , that I might enjoy life. God gave life, that I might enjoy all things.
A good man doubles the length of his existence, to have lived so as to look back with pleasure on our past life is to live twice.
When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.
The New England conscience doesn't keep you from doing what you shouldn't -- it just keeps you from enjoying it.
Be absolutely determined to enjoy what you do.
No man is a success in business unless he loves his work.
He enjoys much who is thankful for little.
People are going to be most creative and productive when they're doing something they're really interested in. So having fun isn't an outrageous idea at all. It's a very sensible one.
The first essential in a boy's career is to find out what he's fitted for, what he's most capable of doing and doing with a relish.
If you are going to do something wrong, at least enjoy it.
I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described.
Our works and our play. All our pleasures experienced as the pleasure of love. What could be better that? To feel in one's work the tender and flushed substance of one's dearest concern.
Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word satiety.
I always loved running -- it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
The man who has no money is poor, but one who has nothing but money is poorer. He only is rich who can enjoy without owning; he is poor who though he has millions is covetous.
You will never succeed while smarting under the drudgery of your occupation, if you are constantly haunted with the idea that you could succeed better in something else.
No man can be ideally successful until he has found his place. Like a locomotive he is strong on the track, but weak anywhere else.
Fill your life with as many moments and experiences of joy and passion as you humanly can. Start with one experience and build on it.
It is essential to our well-being, and to our lives, that we play and enjoy life. Every single day do something that makes your heart sing.
What we call creative work, ought not to be called work at all, because it isn't. I imagine that Thomas Edison never did a day's work in his last fifty years.
Don't set compensation as a goal. Find work you like, and the compensation will follow.
Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you desire from what you do. If you are in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out.
I always remember that I have everything I need to enjoy my here and now, unless I am letting my consciousness be dominated by demands and expectations based on the dead past or the imagined future.
True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.
You've got to love what you're doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play for a long, long time.
To really enjoy the better things in life, one must first have experienced the things they are better than.
As long as I can focus on enjoying what I'm doing, having fun, I know I'll play well.
Enjoy what thou has inherited from thy sires if thou wouldn't really possess it. What we employ and use is never an oppressive burden; what the moment brings forth, that only can it profit by.
What you do is more important than how much you make, and how you feel about it is more important than what you do.
People who enjoy what they are doing invariably do it well.
Inner work is finding joy in work. Our real work is heart work and soul work.
The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.
The enjoyment of life would be instantly gone if you removed the possibility of doing something.
Chance can allow you to accomplish a goal every once in a while, but consistent achievement happens only if you love what you are doing.
I feel sorry for the person who can't get genuinely excited about his work. Not only will he never be satisfied, but he will never achieve anything worthwhile.
If your capacity to acquire has outstripped your capacity to enjoy, you are on the way to the scrap-heap.
The fact remains that the overwhelming majority of people who have become wealthy have become so thanks to work they found profoundly absorbing. The long term study of people who eventually become wealthy clearly reveals that their Luck arouse from the accidental dedication they had to an area they enjoyed.
Only mediocrity of enjoyment is allowed to man.
The love for work needs to be re-enthroned in our lives. Every family should have a plan for work that touches the life of each family member so that this eternal principle will be ingrained in their lives.
Don’t look for it outside Joy is always in you All you’ve got to do is awaken to it
This, this it is to be accursed indeed; For if we mortals love, or if we sing/We count our joys not by the things we have/But by what kept us from the perfect thing.